2011
  • December 16, 2011 - Xuan Zhao and Victoria Schwanda Sosik got a CHI paper accepted that's a nice followup to the CSCW 2012 paper about how people use social media to think about friendships; here, they're looking at how people in romantic relationships interpret and use social media behaviors to manage their relationships and their other personal goals.
  • October 26, 2011 - The official accept for the HCI special issue on designing for personal memories came yesterday, very exciting. Congrats to Victoria Schwanda, Soyoung Lee, Johnathon Schultz, Tejas Peesapati, and all the folks who worked on papers that helped inform it.
  • October 22, 2011 - Amit Sharma apparently did a very nice job presenting his network-centric recommenders idea at the 3rd Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web.
  • October 18, 2011 -  Victoria Schwanda and Xuan Zhao got themselves a great paper accepted at CSCW about how social media content can help people think about their friendships.
  • October 9, 2011 -  SocialCom went well, fun smaller conference. People were fairly interested in OJ Zhou and Tiffany Ng's pieTime work, and Amit Sharma did a fine job with his presentation of the PopCore recommender in Facebook, which is very cool.
  • June 15, 2011 - Victoria, Amit, and DanCo are all going to the Making Sense of Social Media workshop at ScienceCampus Tuebingen from Aug 1-Aug 4. Exciting to get the word out.
  • May 7, 2011 - CHI went great. Nice questions about what we're doing as a community and how we're doing it, both officially and in 1-on-1 conversations; Victoria did a nice job for her first foray into presentations with her talks around Fit4Life and WiiFit; met good folks; the Bridging Practices, Theories, and Technologies to Support Reminiscence workshop went reasonably well for my first foray into workshop organizing.
  • March 21, 2011 - Although the University of Florida CS is not a hotbed of HCI, Ben Lok, who does some interesting stuff around avatars, invited DanCo down for a talk and there were a lot of thoughtful questions and it was fun.
  • January 17, 2011 - DanCo will be giving a talk about Being Heard and Pensieve at Northwestern's Technology and Social Behavior colloquium on Feb. 24.
  • January 11, 2011 - Victoria, Tejas, and DanCo are helping organize a CHI 2011 workshop called "Bridging Practices, Theories, and Technologies to Support Reminiscence" The deadline is February 11; here's the call for participation.